Nov 21, 2016
Time, Globalization and Human Experience: Interdisciplinary Explorations is an edited volume focusing on the intersection of time and globalization, as manifested across a variety of economic, political, cultural, and environmental contexts. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, this volume advances an understanding of global time(s) as an arena of contestation, with social, political, ecological, and cultural implications for human and other lives. In considering the diverse valences of time and globalization, the contributors illuminate problems as well as possibilities.
Topics covered include emerging infectious diseases, temporal sovereignty, worker exploitation and resistance, chronobiology, energy politics, activism and hope, and literary and cinematic representations of counter-temporalities, offering a rich and varied account of global times. Imre Szeman, Canada Research Chair in Cultural Studies at the University of Alberta, commented: "This vibrant collection provides a nuanced, multifaceted exploration of the intricacies of the temporal and the global, especially in relation to human imagination and sociality. A must for scholars from across the disciplines interested in processes and practices connected to globalization."
Congratulations to our colleagues of the IGHC Time & Globalization working group – Drs. Paul Huebener, Susie O'Brien, Tony Porter, Liam Stockdale, and Y. Rachel Zhou.